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Oct 20, 2012 7:00pm EDT
. the department on foreign policy and national security took place a year and a half after the u.s. led invasion of iraq. pbs host jim lehr was the moderator at the university of miami. [applause] >> to he believed he could do a better job than president bush and preventing another 9/11 type terrorist attack? >> yes, i do. but before i answer further, let me thank you for moderating. i want to thank the university of miami for hosting us. and i know the president will join me in welcoming all of florida to this debate. you've been through the roughest weeks anybody could imagine. our hearts go out to you. and we admire your pluck and perseverance. i can make american safer than president bush has made us. and i believe president bush and i both love our country equally. but we just have a different set of convictions about how you make america safe. i believe america is safest and strongest when we are leading the world and we are leading strong alliances. i'll never give a veto to any country over our security. but i also know how to lead those alliances. this president has left them in shatter
Oct 20, 2012 11:45pm EDT
of the iraqi people. he doesn't want u.s. leadership, however, to send mixed signals, to not stand with the iraqi people. he believes, like i believe, that the iraqis are ready to fight for their own freedom. they just need the help to be trained. there will be elections in january. we're spending reconstruction money. and our alliance is strong. that's the plan for victory. and when iraq if free, america will be more secure. >> senator kerry, 90 seconds. >> the president just talked about iraq as a center of the war on terror. iraq was not even close to the center of the war on terror before the president invaded it. the president made the judgment to divert forces from under general tommy franks from afghanistan before the congress even approved it to begin to prepare to go to war in iraq. and he rushed the war in iraq without a plan to win the peace. now, that is not the judgment that a president of the united states ought to make. you don't take america to war unless have the plan to win the peace. you don't send troops to war without the body armor that they need. i've met kid
Oct 20, 2012 8:35pm EDT
that goes with those efforts. >> president reagan, you introduced u.s. forces into lebanon as neutral peacekeepers, but then you made them combatants on the side of the lebanese government. eventually you were forced to withdraw them under fire, and now syria, a soviet ally, is dominant in the country. doesn't lebanon represent a major failure on the part of your administration and raise serious questions about your capacity as a foreign policy strategist and as commander in chief? tono, morton, i don't agree all of those things. first of all, when we and our allies -- the italians, the french, and the united kingdom -- went into lebanon, we went in there at the request of what was left of the lebanese government to be a stabilizing force while they tried to establish a government. but the first -- pardon me -- the first time we went in, we went in at their request because the war was going on right in beirut between israel and the plo terrorists. israel could not be blamed for that. those terrorists had been violating their northern border consistently, and israel chased them all the
Oct 20, 2012 10:05pm EDT
. what do we have to show for this prolonged and record- setting federal spending? the u.s. unemployment rate was 7.8% the month president obama took office, the same as it was this month. home values have gone down by over 10% and gas prices have more than doubled. the obama administration added over $5 trillion to the national debt for this? president obama undoubtedly inherited a fragile economy, but he has done little to improve it. in fact, rather than take a lesson, his answer to persistently weak jobs numbers is pressure to spend a half a trillion dollars on legislation that would fail to take the steps to deal with the economic slowdown. republicans have passed a budget to fight it head on, the democrats have not passed a budget in over 1,200 days. the private sector is strange under the financial uncertainty facing the economy, perhaps worse yesterday is a regulatory certainty this administration appears bent on guaranteeing. if arizona is in any way a microcosm for regulatory overreaches and i think it is, then it is no wonder the economy is struggling. whether it's locking up
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